Horse Stables in Kentucky

 
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Looking for a Kentucky horse stable? Find boarding, barns and equestrian centers in your area with this nationwide, city by city listing. From large facilities (the kind with air conditioned and covered riding arenas, pro trainers, fully-stocked tack shops and large wooden stalls) to smaller, more private situations offering overnight stabling, simple pipe corrals, senior horse pasture or mare care. Here are several examples:

 

Q: How do I find riding barns in Sacramento, CA with access to park trails, riding lessons and turnout?
A: Click "By Your Location" (left) then "California" for a directory of horse barns, stables and eq centers near you.

 

Q: I actively compete (jumping) - where would I get contact info for hunter jumper stables in Kentucky?
A: English riders, (dressage, hunter-jumpers, eventers) find your local training stables in Kentucky offering indoor arenas with proper footing, pro training and equipment you need.

 

Q: I can't keep horses here in my area so I need to locate a reliable barn near me, specifically, an overnight horse boarding facility in Washington with an indoor riding arena, trainers and turnout.
A: To locate horse barns in Washington, click on "By Your Location" (left) then on "Washington" You'll be directed to equestrian centers and boarding facilities offering a wide range of services, some simply offering self care / "do it yourself turnout," and senior pasture, others offering tack stores, covered riding arenas, professional training, fancy wooden stalls and much more.

 

 

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Here's your city by city listing; see Horse Stables in Kentucky:

 

Bowling Green Elizabethtown Florence Frankfort
Georgetown GRAYSON Harrodsburg Hopkinsville
Kevil Leitchfield Lexington Louisville
Midway Mount Sterling Owensboro Paris
Philpot PROSPECT RICHMOND SHELBYVILLE
Simpsonville Spottsville

 

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Round Pen First Steps [Downloadable PDF version]
Horse owners and riders: If you'd like to put a solid foundation on your horse - or finally put an end to a nagging training issue, I would suggest the investment of $6.99 in one of my downloadable books:

 

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An excerpt from "Round Pen First Steps [Downloadable PDF version]":

 

Throughout the process, do not quit rubbing "because" he moves whatever you do. That sensitizes the horse, while we're working to desensitize our horse. If your horse just can't seem to get over his fear of a particular object, either move (a step back on the intensity scale) to something less scary or ask yourself if maybe you aren't repeatedly pulling it away as he moves (sensitizing him), rather than pulling it away when he's still (desensitizing him). Keep replaying the following admonition from John Lyons in your head as you work with your horse: "The horse must be calmer at the end of the exercise than at the beginning."

As you progressively desensitize your horse to the touch of the whip on first his back, then tail and individual back legs, be on the lookout for particular angles or "pressure points" that seem to consistently elicit a negative reaction from your horse. When you find one, eliminate it as described above. See it as a challenge, as if you're hunting Easter eggs: You know there are spots that he doesn't want to be touched - ferret them out. Be careful to stay well back from the kicking zone, using your dressage whip to keep your distance and do your testing. Gradually increase the pressure: Begin to add quick movements before touching the horse. Build to spinning around, yelling "Ta-Da!" and then rubbing the whip under his tail, that sort of thing. Get creative. If you can't find an angle, a movement or combination that elicits a negative response even if I paid you a million dollars, then you're ready to move on. Trust me, you WANT to find issues - you WANT to fix your horse now rather than later. Beyond kicking, desensitizing your horse in such a manner goes a long way to keep him from bucking, bolting or otherwise "losing it" later. (rpt)

 

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Other available courses include:

When Your Horse Rears: How to Stop It
Get On Your Horse: Fix Your Mounting Problems
How to Start a Horse: Bridling to 1st Ride
Your Foal: Essential Training
Stop Bucking (reviews)
Round Pen: First Steps (reviews)
Rein In Your Horse's Speed (For Owners of Nervous or Bolting Horses) (reviews)
Trailer Training (read the reviews)

 

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